"Greenhill is pleased to announce an expansion to their adult programming. The new programs consist of Adult Workshops and CoffeeTime. For over 17 years Greenhill has been known for strong educational programming offered for children and families through ArtQuest. While this programming remains central to Greenhill’s mission, the organization recognized there was an opportunity to expand programming to engage adult audiences in hands-on creative activities, prompting the expansion of adult programs beyond artist talks and exhibitions.
“At Greenhill, education is at the heart of what we mean when we say ‘art is essential to the human experience.’ To be educated in the arts means experiencing art through looking, making, responding and connecting. While much is said about the educational benefits of the arts for children, adults benefit in profound ways,” said Lynn Sanders-Bustle, Ph.D., Greenhill’s Program Director.
Adult Workshops are designed to provide a socially charged space that will rejuvenate the spirit and increase understandings of art materials and processes. Three hour workshops led by trained facilitators and artists who introduce a concept, walk through The Gallery at Greenhill to explain the connection to the current exhibition and then follow up with a hands-on workshop in the ArtQuest studios. Workshops are available at two times afternoon “Tea Time” sessions include coffee, tea and light refreshments ($45.00 per person) and evening “After Hours” sessions ($50.00 per person) include wine and light refreshments. A materials fee will be added based on the cost of supplies used. Material fees will be $15 or less.
“A report by the Rand Corporation about the visual arts stated ‘the intrinsic pleasures and stimulation of the art experience does more than sweeten an individual’s life’ (2005). Regardless of age and/or skill level, participation in the arts significantly improves quality of life, brings people together and shapes communities, challenges and improves thinking, surprises, raises us up and transforms our existence,” stated Sanders-Bustle.
Silk Scarf Painting and Dyeing Workshop will be held December 9 at 1PM or 6PM . The workshop will begin with a private tour of Winter Show by Greenhill's curator Edie Carpenter where she will discuss some of the fiber works in the exhibition. This will be followed by an interactive session led by Laura Maruzzella, who has her MA in Art Therapy and is Greenhill’s Art Educator; she will discuss her work, the history of fiber art and practices and lead the group through a number of techniques, with each participant able to create and take home their own scarves. For Maruzzella, she believes making art is “a very freeing experience...that's exactly why I like making art in general. I'm excited about this workshop because I think people will feel very successful after participating. It will be very social, plus you can make one scarf for yourself and another for a friend - just in time for the holidays." Limited space available. To register go to Greenhill’s website www.greenhillnc.org/adult-workshops. An additional material fee will be collected, $10 for one scarf or $15 to create two scarves. A video from the last adult workshop on October 30th can be found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niaqfzHJYIQ&feature=youtu.be.
A second new adult program is CoffeeTime, held each Wednesday from 1-3PM. Adults are welcome to drop in at Greenhill to relax and socialize while experimenting with art materials and techniques, with a new art activity offered weekly. Participants will spend as much time as they would like, enjoy a hot cup of coffee/tea, meet new people, make art or just visit. Admission to CoffeeTime is $8.00 for non-members and $7.00 for members. Coffee and tea are sold for $1.25 per cup.
Greenhill is located at 200 North Davie Street, in the Greensboro Cultural Center. Greenhill promotes the visual arts of North Carolina by engaging a broad community of artists, adults and children through dynamic exhibitions and educational programs while providing a platform for exploration and investment in art. For more information visit www.greenhillnc.org."
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